After Greek fire kills scores, politicians' gloves come off
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition on Tuesday of exploiting one of the country's worst ever natural disasters in a deepening political row over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.
Greece has been stunned by the blaze which swiftly gutted the town of Mati east of Athens on July 23. Scores more people were injured and the death toll could still rise. There have since been recriminations over whether an evacuation order was issued and whether rescue services responded in a timely manner.
"I really wonder how some people ... can sleep today, and continue content in exercising their duties," Kyriakos Mitsotakis, head of the Conservative New Democracy party, told a news conference.
"When someone undertakes political responsibility it should be accompanied by an act, and resignation is an act of personal responsibility," said Mitsotakis,...